LOADING

Type to search

News & Events

News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/06/05

Share

news glossy iconHere is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week.

Top 3 Must Read

1. Stoney Creek dentist Dr. Victor Kutcher is the new president of the Ontario Dental Association. oda.on.ca: Dr. Kutcher became president of ODA on June 1, 2015. Read more

2. Alberta menthol tobacco sales to be banned to curb youth smoking. huffingtonpost.ca: The Alberta government is joining provinces that are banning the sale of menthol tobacco. Read more

3. NCOHR Technology, Translation and Commercialization (TTC) workshop: Career Paths and Research Funding Opportunities. oasisdiscussions.ca: NCOHR will host a Technology, Translation and Commercialization (TTC) workshop: Career Paths and Research Funding Opportunities in Toronto, ON, from July 30-31. Read more

Canadian dentistry news

Stoney Creek dentist Dr. Victor Kutcher is the new president of the Ontario Dental Association. oda.on.ca: Dr. Kutcher became president of ODA on June 1, 2015. Read more

NCOHR Technology, Translation and Commercialization (TTC) workshop: Career Paths and Research Funding Opportunities. oasisdiscussions.ca: NCOHR will host a Technology, Translation and Commercialization (TTC) workshop: Career Paths and Research Funding Opportunities in Toronto, ON, from July 30-31. Read more

Alberta menthol tobacco sales to be banned to curb youth smoking. huffingtonpost.ca: The Alberta government is joining provinces that are banning the sale of menthol tobacco. Read more

Dental patients are being sent to overcrowded London emergency rooms instead of clinic. lfpress.com: Low-income Londoners are ending up in overcrowded ERs because Ontario is shortchanging a program meant to pay for their care. Read more

Congratulations 2015 McGill graduates! e-flash: Student awards, dean’s honour list, distinctions, teaching awards and so much more. Read more

International dentistry news

European panel updates amalgam science. ada.org: Current scientific evidence does not preclude use of amalgam or alternative materials in dental restorative treatment, a European Commission scientific committee said in a final opinion on their safety for patients and users. Read more

Virtual dental home grant bill passes Assembly. cda.org: The California Dental Association co-sponsored legislation providing key funding for the virtual dental home model of dental care which passed unanimously on the Assembly floor. Read more

FDA rejects change in smokeless tobacco warning labels. ada.org: The Food and Drug Administration rejected an industry petition to label smokeless tobacco products as presenting “lower” or “substantially less” risk to health than cigarettes. Read more

A unique experiment shows how bad dental hygiene wrecks your entire body’s immune system; Mail Online – UK: For two weeks, a journalist wore a gum guard on one side of his mouth whenever he brushed his teeth, so that side didn’t get cleaned. At the end of this time, he brushed his teeth without the gum guard on and his gums bled. He had developed mild gum disease. Read more

Dentists welcome findings of new review on fluoridation. dentist.ie: The Irish Dental Association has welcomed the findings of a new review which found there is no definitive evidence that community water fluoridation has negative health effects. Read more

WW1 dentures identified by BDA. nature.com/bdj: The BDA Museum has assisted a team from the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre with the identification of a set of dentures recovered from World War One. Read more

Conference report: What we learned at #BDA2015. nature.com/bdj: Highlights of the British Dental Conference. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Maintaining the jaw bone to support dental implants. cochraneohg: A systematic review examined the evidence to find out the effectiveness of various materials and techniques for keeping enough bone in the jaw (alveolar ridge preservation) after teeth have been taken out (tooth extraction). Read more

New hominin species joins Lucy on the human family tree. medicalnewstoday.com: The discovery of another species of early hominin adds further evidence that the human ancestral family tree is more diverse than previously thought. Read more

Reducing the pain of dental treatment for children and adolescents: unclear evidence. cochraneohg: This research set out to find out whether giving LA injections during dental treatment under GA will result in numbness and therefore pain not being felt for a couple of hours. Read more

Testing for oral cancer. cochraneohg: The systematic review examined which test is the most accurate way to diagnose potentially malignant disorders which could progress to oral cancer. Read more

Oral bacterium possibly associated with systemic disease found in Alabama schoolchildren. sciencedaily.com: Streptococcus mutans serotype k has been linked to a number of systemic diseases, including bacteremia, infective endocarditis and hemorrhagic stroke. Read more

Mind your business

Dr. Janet Thom explains how you can attract patients and grow your patient base. It’s not just about having a solid treatment plan! 3 minute video

Your health & medical news

Adolescent bullying linked to depression in early adulthood. bmj.com: The study showed that those who were frequently victimised had a twofold increase in odds of later depression compared with their non-victimised counterparts. Read more

Ecology of health care in Canada. cfp.ca: Objective To provide a population-based, Canada-wide picture of health care needs and health care use, and present it in a highly accessible manner, allowing provincial comparisons and comparisons with other international jurisdictions. Read more

Rates of new melanomas have doubled in the US over last three decades. cdc.org: Without community skin cancer prevention efforts, melanoma rates will continue to climb. Read more

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – Spring 2015 Continuing Dental Education Schedule

Université Laval – Formation continue

University of Alberta – Program and courses

University of British Columbia – Calendar of courses

University of SaskatchewanUpcoming courses

University of Toronto – Continuing dental education

Western University Continuing professional development

August 26–29 – 2015 Canadian Dental Association National Conference in St. John’s, NL. Continuing Education

September 22-25 – FDI 2015 Bangkok – Early registration avoids the crowds and costs less! Read more

November 5-10 – ADA 2015 – Americas’s Dental Meeting, in Washington, D.C. Registration opens May 20. Read more

November 14-17 – 101st Annual Meeting – American Academy of Periodontology in Orlando, Florida. Read more

Dentistry in long-term care course. ada.org: This online CE course is designed to help dental professionals understand how long-term care (LTC) facilities work and how you can work successfully in LTC facilities. You will learn how to deliver care in an environment outside your traditional practice location and care for your patients through their entire life span. Read more

Please let us know about upcoming continuing education meetings that could be of interest to Canadian dentists by emailing us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca

Dental industry news

Introducing SomnoDent Herbst Advance™ and the SomnoDent Fusion™. The Aurum Group® and Space Maintainers Canada are pleased to announce the latest FDA-approved innovations from SomnoMed, the global leader in COAT™ (Continuous Open Airway Therapy): SomnoDent Herbst Advance™ and SomnoDent Fusion™. Read more

We have checked these deals out for you:

From Henry Schein Canada:

From Patterson Canada

From Sinclair Dental

We invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing (oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca) or 1-855-716-2747.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: